Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas at Home

We celebrated Christmas at home today with Graham. He had a few presents under the tree and enjoyed tearing up the paper and playing with his new toys. We are heading to Memphis on Tuesday to spend Christmas with our families. I love this special time with the people I love and especially celebrating the birth of our Savior who continually reminds me of His unconditional love.

Graham LOVES his new basketball goal from Mommy and Daddy.

Thanks for the fun blocks, JoJo and Clarkie!!



Sunday, December 7, 2008

Picture with Santa

I took Graham to the Green Hills Mall to get his picture with Santa, and he obviously didn't care for the jolly old man too much. He was fine and liked him from afar, but as soon as I put him in his lap and walked away the screams began. I hate to laugh at my child crying, but it was pretty comical. Margie took Jake and Evie, too ... Jake LOVED Santa and Evie cried almost as hard as Graham did. Devon also took Mac, and not surprisingly he was a little angel. I'm hopefully going to keep this tradition going ... we'll see what next year holds!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving

We had a fabulous Thanksgiving in Memphis this year with the Moore family!! We actually managed to get all of the kids down for a nap while we ate our yummy meal :) The week was non-stop and Graham played so much with his cousins that he dropped his morning nap. It was great last week, but we'll see how it is when we get home and it's only me to entertain him.

Graham got lots of play time with Wils.

My PRECIOUS new nephew, Brantley ... he is such an angel




Bath time!!




Saturday, November 15, 2008

New Nephew



I have a new nephew!!!!! Wilson and Katie had a baby boy last night. Brantley Dwight Moore came into this world at 7:01 p.m. weighing 7 lbs. 8 oz. Everything went smoothly and everyone is doing great. Graham and I are heading to Memphis next Sunday for the whole week of Thanksgiving and can't wait to get our hands on the newest member of the family.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I love Fall





We have had some wonderful Fall days here in Nashville. I feel like there are some days that we spend all of Graham's waking hours outside. I must admit that I am not looking very forward to Winter :( Devon and I had a little Fall Photo Shoot with Graham and Mac the other day and here are some of our pics. These two boys play together all the time, and I feel so blessed to have Devon's friendship!! God truly knew what he was doing when he moved the McFarlands to Nashville and then blessed us with boys 4 months apart.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

Graham got all dressed up as Elvis for Halloween.

Trick or Treat!!!





Kevin had to wear the Elvis glasses since Graham wouldn't.



Monday, October 27, 2008

Vandy Homecoming

It was Homecoming at Vandy this past weekend and we had a great time getting together with some old friends. My college roommate, Jodie, and her boyfriend, Jeff, stayed with us and we had so much fun with them. Matt and Emily Menendez joined us for dinner and we all stayed out way past my bedtime on Friday night :)
Thanks for the hug, Wils

Katie and Wils were in town, too, and a bunch of us tailgated before the game!!

It was a very sad loss but a fun weekend, nonetheless




Friday, October 17, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Margie and the kids picked us up and we drove to Smyrna, TN to a pumpkin patch. Graham had an absolute ball. There were pumpkins (or "balls" as he called them) everywhere we turned. We also saw lots of animals ... cows, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, and he called every single one of them "dog." He loved the cow (or "dog") and even put his entire hand in its mouth :) I don't think Graham stopped moving the whole time we were there. He even ended the night with a special treat ... his first fast food :) Traffic was terrible and it was way past dinner time, so we stopped at Chic-fila and Graham ate a plain grilled chicken sandwich on a whole wheat bun ... decently healthy for his first experience!! Checking out the pigs

Graham with Jake and Evie and Grace and JT Lane

Monday, October 13, 2008

Meeting Anna


I just couldn't stand it anymore, so I drove down to B'ham Sat. to finally meet Anna Grace Peterson. She is SO precious!!!! I loved my time with Robin and Todd and being able to just hang out with them. I forgot how much a newborn sleeps and how much you really do just sit around. Life is definitely different with a toddler :) Thanks Kevin for having a Daddy day with Graham and allowing me such sweet time with the Peterson Family!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

We Survived the ER


We survived our first and hopefully last (let's get real, we're raising a boy) trip to the ER. Graham tripped and fell onto the brick wall on our patio last night and ended up with a gash on his forehead. We were totally bummed that the Urgent Care places were closed because we were not looking forward to spending our Sunday night at the ER. But after 2 1/2 hours we were done and Graham got his gash glued and steri-stripped ... thankfully no stictches!! It was definitely a bummer being there but it gave me such perspective on Graham's health and how much God has blessed us.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

College Gameday at Vandy!!

We took Graham to College Gameday on Vandy's campus this morning. It was an incredible atmosphere and luckily Graham was very entertained since it was during his naptime.

Down, Set, Hut

Jackson's family came, too.
Jake was sweet to share his snack
What a FUN morning!! And what an unbelievable night. Vandy is now 5-0 and #1 in the SEC East! Kevin is already making plans to go to our bowl game :)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Visit to Memphis

Dinner at Lee and Eliot's with some of the Wilson Clan
I like your new house, Wils
At the zoo with Bet Bet
Graham and I took a trip to Memphis to visit with family and friends ... we sure did have a blast!!! We spent lots of time with Wils ... hanging out at his house, at Snacks and Bet Bet's house, and at the zoo. I must say that it sure is nice being in the same city as grandparents. I had more time to myself in the last 5 days than I probably have had in the past 5 weeks, and I didn't have to spend a dime :) But I think that since our time together is rare, that's what makes it so special. I'm sure I'd take if for granted if I had it all the time. Anyway, thanks Snacks, Bet Bet, Pops, and Gigi for a fun time!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Sweet Baby Boy



I know every mom says it, but you'll have to hear it from me, too ... I cannot believe that my baby boy is 1 year old. It truly has been an incredible year!! We had a birthday party for Graham at our house Saturday, and he had a blast playing outside, eating cake, and opening presents. Kevin and I really appreciate our family and friends coming to celebrate our boy's big day. Check out more pics: http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?UV=785292800647_515385159605&mode=fromsite&collid=679943604105.667886439605.1222911602753&conn_speed=1

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Go Dores!!

We took Graham to the first half of the Vandy game last Saturday night. It was a bit different from last year since he was only 5 weeks old then and slept pretty much the entire time. His dinner entertained him for the first 20 min. and he liked that noise, but he was a bit wiggly. All in all, it was a fun night and Graham was a wonderful good luck charm :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Walking on Sunshine

I'm having to face the fact that I have a toddler now and not a baby anymore. We took Graham to the Richland pool yesterday for one last time this summer. I shot this video of him walking through the fountains. I must say, he's getting pretty good at his walking and can now even stand from the floor. He has really enjoyed the pool this summer!! I was thinking about how different it will be when we go next June ... he'll probably jump to me in the water. I'm going to have to get creative thinking of things to do now that we won't be going to the pool at least once a week anymore. I'm sure we'll think of something :)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Funny Pics

It amazes me how fast such a little person can make such a big mess. After breakfast this morning, I was cleaning up the kitchen and decided to go ahead and cook Graham's lunch (macaroni and cheese with ground beef, spinach, and corn). I had to get some flour out of the pantry and obviously forgot to close the door. As I was stirring the cheese sauce, which probably took 2 minutes, I looked over to find Graham inside the pantry throwing everything out. His curiousity cracks me up and I absolutely love watching him learn new things everyday. He is now walking from room to room and loves to walk down to the mailbox each day ... even though it takes about 5 minutes each way because he loves to bend over and pick up EVERY leaf, stick, rock, etc. God sure has blessed us with one precious baby boy!!
I went in to check on Graham before I went to bed the other night and found him like this :)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Look Who's Walking

Graham has been letting go and taking steps on his own all week long. I don't know if he's trying to show me his personality or not, but he doesn't like to walk on his own if I'm holding on to him and then let go. He only seems to want to take steps when he's holding on to something ... it's like he only wants to do it on his own terms and when he's ready. Babies are so funny!! Oh, and yes, he is wearing Christmas pjs ... I desperately need to do laundry :)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Girls Trip to Altanta




Last weekend, my mom took my sisters-in-law and me on a fun girls trip to Atlanta!! We all arrived on Thursday and had a mexican dinner with margaritas all around to kick off the kid-free weekend :) We spent all day Friday at the Scott Antique market and all got some goodies for our new homes and finished the day at Bacchanalia for dinner, which we all stated was in our top 5 best restaurants ever. On Saturday we indulged in some spa treatments at our hotel spa and went shopping in the afternoon. It truly was an amazing weekend, not just to get away from the duties of motherhood, but to be with the women I love most and just have fun with them. I am SO blessed!!!!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Beach Bum



Do I look like my Daddy, or what?!?!?
We had a great trip to Destin, FL this past week and had tons of fun with Kevin's parents and his sister's family. I was a bit concerned that it was going to be tough hanging out on the beach with Graham, but he LOVED it!! He barely ate any sand and loved crawling all over the beach and in and out of the water. And he really loved his shovel and pail. The weather rained quite a bit, but it cooled the temperatures, so it was very pleasant. Kevin and I also got to go out to dinner and see Mamma Mia :) Thanks Pops and Gigi for a wonderful trip!!